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An arm and a leg

“It cost me an arm and a leg.” – Mr B told me. An arm and a leg to be seen by the famous Russian eye surgeon who said that everybody can be spectacle-free. He took Mr B’s money (roughly...

Cornea, 2-Volume Set: Fundamentals, Diagnosis, Management and Surgery of the Cornea and Conjunctiva (4th Edition)

Originally published in 1997 as a comprehensive set of three volumes on cornea and external eye disease, this two volume edition, published at the end of 2016, offers “a complete multimedia resource, in print, online, eBook and video format”. There...

32nd International Congress of the Hellenic Society of Intraocular Implant and Refractive Surgery (HSIOIRS)

Pioneering ophthalmologist and Medical Director of Centre For Sight Mr Sheraz Daya was awarded the Fyodorov Medal at the 32nd International Congress of the Hellenic Society of Intraocular Implant and Refractive Surgery (HSIOIRS) in Athens, Greece. President Elect of HSIOIRS...

Principles of contact lens fitting in keratoconus

Keratoconus is an ectatic condition of the cornea characterised by progressive conical distortion with irregular astigmatism, myopia and apical protrusion. Most cases progress slowly resulting in varying degrees of myopic astigmatism. Management of keratoconus includes spectacles, soft contact lenses, a...

Keratoconus: When, Why and Why Not. A Step by Step Systematic Approach

This is a single author publication addressing the subject of ectatic corneal disorders and keratoconus (when, why, and why not) with a step by step systematic approach to management using modern sophisticated diagnostic and screening tools. It is comprised of...

Laser corneal refractive procedures – a review

Evolution of refractive surgery stays true to the quote of Theodore Roosevelt: “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” Refractive surgery is an evolving field, which thanks modern technologies for refining ideas...

PACK-crosslinking for infectious keratitis

Corneal cross-linking with riboflavin and UV-A light (CXL) is a technology that has been initially developed to treat corneal ectatic disorders [1]. Its effect in stabilising diseases such as keratoconus was reported in numerous trials with excellent long-term outcomes and...

Ocular Surface Disorders

This publication provides an excellent overview of ocular surface disease (OSD). Dry eye disease (DED) is the commonest OSD. There has been a recent explosion, both in terms of its diagnosis and the treatments that are available. A textbook that...

Nurse-led Rapid Corneal Collagen Cross-linking / UKISOP Society Education Day

Nurse-led Rapid Corneal Collagen Cross-linking By Dan Gore Over the last decade, clinical trial data has accumulated for new interventions in keratoconus that promise to arrest disease progression, significantly reduce transplantation rates and save many patients from long-term reliance on...

Paraproteinaemia: a patient with atypical corneal findings

A Bence Jones protein is a monoclonal globulin protein or immunoglobulin light chain found in the urine, with a molecular weight of 22-24 kDa [1]. Detection of Bence Jones protein may be suggestive of multiple myeloma or Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia. Multiple...

Measuring patient-reported outcomes after refractive surgery to assess patient satisfaction

Patient-reported outcomes enable surgeons to evaluate patients’ symptoms and satisfaction after laser vision correction. The great majority of patients are pleased with their outcomes from laser vision correction, whether it is with photorefractive keratectomy, laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK), or small...

Corneal Topography in Clinical Practice (Pentacam System)

This book is based upon one device, the Pentacam, developed by OCULUS, and is primarily aimed at those who wish to familiarise themselves with the Pentacam system and need a text to complement the instrument operations manual. It is laid...